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340.855.01 SS/R: Biological Basis of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Nisa Maruthur
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2019 - 2020
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.751, 340.752, 340.753

Description:

Overview of cardiovascular pathophysiology specifically geared for students without a clinical medicine background. Topics covered include cardiovascular physiology, coronary heart disease, hypertension, heart failure, kidney disease, stroke, cardiovascular imaging, and electrocardiograms. Topics are covered by a combination of selected readings, invited speakers, and class discussions.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss normal and abnormal cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology
  2. Describe pathophysiologic processes involved in common cardiovascular disease states, including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and heart failure
  3. Describe biological mechanisms through which cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension, kidney disease and diabetes, affect the cardiovascular system
  4. Identify the diagnostic techniques used to assess common cardiovascular disease states, including invasive and non-invasive imaging techniques
Methods of Assessment:

Attendance and participationAdditional Faculty Notes:
Pass/fail

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Screening and scheduling required prior to start.

For consent, contact:

maruthur@jhmi.edu

Special Comments:

location: Welch Center: 2024 E Monument St; Whelton Conf Room 2-600